Breeders’ Cup

City Of Light, Gunnevera Both Raring To Go As Connections Look Toward Pegasus

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of Light and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Gunnevera may be stabled on opposite sides of the country, but both are feeling quite full of themselves as they begin preparations for the 2019 Pegasus World Cup, According to drf.com, City of Light had his first breeze since the World Championships on […]

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Pavel ‘Very Comfortable’ With Local Surface Ahead Of Japan’s Champions Cup

American trainee Pavel has settled right into the routine at Japan’s Chukyo Racecourse, according to Doug O’Neill’s assistant trainer Leandro Mora. “He kept his weight on, and he hasn’t lost any appetite which is a sign of a horse that’s a great traveler and knows what to do,” Mora said. On Sunday, the 4-year-old son […]

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Buenos Aires’ Carlos Pellegrini Added To Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

The Breeders’ Cup, in conjunction with Hipodromo San Isidro, has announced that next month’s Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1), South America’s most prestigious race, will be the first qualifying “Win and You’re In” event of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of stakes races whose winners […]

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Miller Celebrates 1,000th Winner Friday At Del Mar

Trainer Peter Miller won his 1,000th career race on Friday at Del Mar when Hayden’s Havoc surged to victory in the third race under jockey Drayden Van Dyke. From 5,441 starters, Miller has also saddled runners to 819 seconds and 711 thirds, earning over $47 million. The Southern California-based trainer also made Breeders’ Cup history […]

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Johnny Jones, Who Found Success With Thoroughbreds And Quarter Horses, Dies In Texas

John T.L. Jones Jr. passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018, surrounded by family at his home in Quanah, Texas. Born in Quanah on July 7, 1934, the horseman most people knew as Johnny Jones was a prominent member of the Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred industries in many capacities, as a trainer, breeder, owner, and […]

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Godolphin Named Leading Breeder Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

Bolstered by Breeders’ Cup Challenge victories from Alizee (AUS), Fine Needle (JPN), Royal Marine (IRE) and Wild Illusion (GB), Godolphin, one of the world’s most successful Thoroughbred racing and breeding operations, has won the John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The […]

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On Verge Of Another Milestone, Velazquez Thinking About Next Big Horse

As John Velazquez pondered his riding career through the years, he kept two things in mind. He might retire soon after he turned 45; he would surely not ride past 47. Things change. As Velazquez nears his 47th birthday on Nov. 24, there is no hint that a Hall of Fame career that made him the runaway […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Racing More Or Less?

There’s little question the modern Thoroughbred is racing less often than it used to. The main inquiry is why? In this edition of the Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue, based on a recent conversation at Equestricton. Plus, what does this week’s reported purchase of Kentucky Downs mean for the racing […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: The Disappearing Iron Horse

I recently took a trip down memory lane with Tom Durkin, the race caller who worked the announcer’s booth for the Breeders’ Cup’s inaugural running at Hollywood Park in 1984 and didn’t relinquish the microphone until after the 2005 edition, when the telecast moved from NBC to ESPN. Durkin gave fans a chance to relive […]

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‘We Believe In The Future Of Horse Racing’: Belinda Stronach Outlines Plans For Company’s Assets

While the lawsuit filed Oct. 1 by Frank and Elfriede Stronach against their daughter Belinda over her management of the family’s privately held business and various trusts plays out in Ontario Superior Court in Canada, Belinda Stronach and the management team she has assembled at The Stronach Group are moving forward with strategic, long-range plans […]

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